The University at Buffalo Libraries seek applicants for the position of Faculty Scholarship Outreach Librarian (Senior Assistant Librarian) in the Law Library. This is a faculty appointment with rank leading to tenure in an academic research-oriented environment. The Charles B. Sears Law Library has a collection of close to 545,000 volumes and volume equivalents and serves the research needs of the University at Buffalo School of Law, the University community, surrounding colleges, the local bar and bench, and the general public. The School of Law, with approximately 450 JD and LLM students and 50 full-time faculty members, has a strong tradition of interdisciplinary scholarship.
The Faculty Scholarship Outreach Librarian tracks, collects and promotes law faculty scholarship, participates in tasks associated with determining scholarly impact, and provides services that support faculty scholarship endeavors. The incumbent serves as the primary advocate for support of sustainable scholarly communication presented and preserved in the Law School’s Digital Commons Repository. S/he develops and leads scholarly support programs for law faculty, creates strategies that will keep faculty informed of trends that increase the likelihood of placing their works in prestigious and highly visible publications, and serves as a liaison to faculty regarding copyright.
The Faculty Scholarship Outreach Librarian provides expert reference services in all areas of law and interdisciplinary subjects as part of the reference services team, including a rotation of evening and weekend hours. S/he participates in the Law Library’s faculty liaison program and serves as the library liaison to the Law School’s law reviews and law journals. The incumbent may teach legal research in the Legal Analysis, Writing & Research program and as a guest lecturer in other Law School courses. The Faculty Scholarship Outreach Librarian participates in library and university committees, task forces, special projects and initiatives as needed.